Received via our FEEDBACK section today:
I read an interesting article on the web today – in brief: a German woman was found to have been collecting her dead father-in-law’s pension for not 1 year, not even 2 years, nope … a mind-blowing 20 years!
The most interesting fact, to me, is that the lady in question is going to have to PAY BACK the ENTIRE amount!! A staggering £290 000 (British Pounds). What chance of this happening in Port Elizabeth with our local government?
I read recently, correct me if I’m wrong, that over 20 000 governmental employees around the country have been found to be defrauding the various pension and grant schemes.
Is there any possibility that our national and local governments would make any of their employees return our hard-earned tax monies? Or are they more likely to brush as many of these things under the table as possible, cover the surface with a king-sized duvet, deny any problem and severely criticize anybody who dares ask them what’s going on?
Is it at all possible to clean up local government of the unbelievable amount of corrupt officials and, heaven forbid, charge them, FIRE them AND retrieve our money?? or do we have to cough up more ‘sweat-of-our-brows’ tax money for them to hand out golden handshakes to the guilty, the like of which we seldom see?
Does it pay to be honest in the current local government setup? Are you likely to be shown the back door if you have any intention of rocking their gravy boat? What happened to Stanford Slabbert? … can anybody clue me up on this?
ARE THERE CURRENTLY ANY HARD-WORKING, HONEST, MORAL, LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES?
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